Shocking Shorts! (Halloween Special!)

Oct 27 2017
This Film is now closed
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Avant-Garde Horror
Celebrate Halloween on the big screen with these vintage and modern experimental shorts, spanning almost a century. This sinister lineup will be (mostly) shown on 16mm film.

Pre-show: Witch’s Cradle, dir. Maya Deren (unfinished) (1944, silent, 12 min)
Scary Movie, dir. Peggy Ahwesh (1993, 8 min)
Ophelia/The Cat Lady, dir. Tom Chomont (1969, 3 min)
The Fall of the House of Usher, dir. James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber (1928, 13 min)
Master of Ceremonies, dir. Chris Sullivan (1987, 9 min)
Kostnice, dir. Jan Svankmajer (1970, 10 min)
Carol Anne Is Dead, dir. Michael Robinson (1992/2008, 7 min)
On the Edge, dir. Curtis Harrington (1949, 6 min)
Organics, dir. Dietmar Brehm (1998/1999, 18 min)

Ticket Info

Regular Admission: $10

Student, Senior, Teacher: $9
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 17–18 are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 17–18: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.